Meet Our Team

Shawn Sanborn, President, CBI, Fellow of the IBBA                                                                                                   

Shawn has successfully sold a wide variety of businesses from quick service to fine dining restaurants, neighborhood grills to nightclubs.  He has assisted independent operators and national companies in site selection, leasing and real estate acquisitions…read more


Mark Valente, Associate Broker

Mark joined Sanborn and Company in 2003 after working for a large retail real estate firm here in Denver. Mark brings over 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry…read more


Mark Thomas, CBI, Associate Broker

Mark joined Sanborn and Company in 2005 after nearly 20 years of practicing law in Colorado.  Clients and customers benefit from Mark’s legal experience in many valuable ways and often comment about his insightful analysis and negotiating acumen…read more


DJ Barajas, Associate Broker

DJ joined Sanborn and Company after many years of providing construction and maintenance services to customers throughout Colorado. His background in construction and the understanding of building is an asset to restaurant and bar operators…read more


Angela O’Connor, Executive Assistant

Angela is the newcomer to Sanborn and Company, joining the company in October of 2016. She has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry…read more